Dr Oleksii RIABCHYN
Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn is Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine responsible for the energy-efficiency sector.
He received his PhD in Economics at Donetsk National University and MSc in Innovation and Sustainability for International Development at SPRU, University of Sussex, UK.
Dr. Riabchyn was a Member of Ukrainian Parliament 2014-2019. He was a chair of the Subcommittee on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency of the Energy Committee.
He has participated in lobbying and introducing numerous energy reforms in Ukraine. He championed initiatives such as supporting e-mobility, renewable energy, as well as initiatives focused on creating an energy-efficient market in Ukraine. He also championed the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Ukraine.
Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn represented Ukraine in the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC. He is focused on climate change issues, sustainable development, green economy and supporting displaced universities that were relocated from Donbas and Crimea.